Article: Can Bondage Play Reduce Anxiety?

“It feels like an opportunity to completely let go and to be completely present at the same time,” said Gorgone, a 22-year-old Shibari model who was tied up that night. “There’s a certain release from anxiety you get from it. Some people do it by drinking. They are looking for something that is going to take them away from themselves,” she said. With bondage, though, she said the high is also clearer and perceptions can become sharper — closer to a state of mindfulness than inebriation.

Although preliminary, there is growing scientific support for some of the BDSM community’s observations. In a study from 2013, researchers surveyed 902 BDSM practitioners and 434 “vanilla” people, asking them questions about their personality, relationships, attachment styles, and general well-being. Practitioners of bondage reported less neuroticism, a trait similar to anxiety, and more security in their relationships than people strictly into vanilla sex. Since this was a survey, it doesn’t show that BDSM activities caused these effects, but it does indicate that people who practice BDSM seem to be calmer and more comfortable in their relationship than people who don’t, lending some weight to the idea of a link.

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mvb returns

mvb returned to further explore her (hungry) submission to My (bountiful) Domination.

Because mvb is so committed to the experience, it was effortless for Me to respond in kind.

I slipped into Domspace very quickly. And there I continued to flow for three hours.

Some highlights:

…carefully dressing her to My satisfaction…

….an exhilarating spanking which left Me out of breath — and mvb crying out “YES! YES! YES!”…

…delicious clit and ball torture…


…to her need to be dragged down, beaten, and fucked into…freedom.


…and the next day, she had this to say:

Oh wow.

i’m 110% certain that i’ve never had a more exhilarating, intense, glorious, and wholly fulfilling experience in my entire life. You *get* me, and because of that, i felt this feeling of complete emotional and physical submission Yesterday that i’ve never felt before. i wasn’t necessarily scared by it. Instead, it felt like this cathartic, evolutionary thing, this almost “caterpillar-to-butterfly” feeling.

There’s a thing that happens when You touch me in any way that i can’t explain as feeling anything other than perfect. From here on out, if You’re giving, i’m accepting, lol. i’m here for all of the emotion, all of the growth, all of the little tiny explosions of endorphins that make me feel like i’m blasting deeper and deeper into my best self while in Your hands. There’s a real honesty and truth in what You do that’s really powerful in the way that i feel if i give You more of myself, then You’re going to somehow make that more of me just shine and sparkle.

i’ve spent the last 18 hours laughing out loud for minutes on end and feeling my body just spasm out of the blue in the best ways possible. i also blush at random times when i think about the idea that You literally fucked me silly. In doing that, You made a dream of mine come true.

Here’s some full disclosure that i feel really comfortable now about letting You know (though You probably already know this), lol. i’m a slut. Like, in my mind, the sluttiest of sluts. The most depraved of sluts. But, i also view this as this really empowered thing for me where i like, create safe space for myself. There’s a thing about everything involved in my own identity and submission (and how they relate and interact with each other) that for me feels like freedom and discovering a peace of mind that makes me feel whole. It’s like, the biggest and heaviest thing in my life. You make it feel lighter than air.

Honestly, i spend more time than i’m comfortable telling most anyone reading about and watching documentaries about my favorite femme fatales, then doubling down on watching really extreme transsexual and Woman-on-woman Femdom porn. Like, almost obsessively sometimes. Then, i try to find the happy place between all of these images, actions, and myself. That’s my greatest frustration these days and so much of why O/our sessions are so amazing to me. i present my body to You, and you present back to me this whole other person that You’ve like, used and abused in the best way and then put a bow on top like, “here’s who You *actually* are.” It’s so great, so liberating, and so beneficial. Like, a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders and i just feel so unencumbered in all facets of my life because of that. Thank You for all of this.